The Saudi husband vs the Finnish husband

This post is not to be taken too seriously and YES it contains sweeping generalisations of both cultures. This is a humorous comparison of the typical Saudi man and his Finnish counterpart as husbands..

The Saudi man is very romantic, sweet talk is what he knows.
The Finnish man doesn’t talk or kiss as the saying goes.

When the light bulbs need changing the Saudi man calls the Pakistani electrician to the rescue.
The Finnish man thinks, I might as well change them all to new.Saudi vs Finnish husband

If the wife is in a bad mood the Saudi man sends her to her mother’s house for pampering,
while the Finnish man is stuck with the wife and her constant rambling.

When the Saudi man comes home he expects a hot meal.
The Finnish man only can only dream of such a great deal.

When the wife is not home the Saudi man orders home delivered shwarma because he doesn’t know how to cook.
The Finnish man creates a nice dinner by looking in the cooking book.

If the Saudi´s favorite football team looses he heads for the sheesha place to unwind.
The Finnish man is already in the bar watching ice hockey and getting drunk out of his mind.

If the team wins the Saudi man calls his friends to celebrate.
The Finnish man will stay in the bar until very late.

When the car needs the oils changed the Saudi man sends the driver to get it fixed.
The Finnish man asks his wife to do it and not to forget the beer and chips.

When their child is born the Saudi man goes to the souq to get his wife gold and diamonds.
The Finnish man heads to the bar to get drunk with his friends.

The Saudi husband leaves a trail of thobes and ghutras for the wife to launder,
while his Finnish counterpart wears the same socks for a week then throws them on the floor for the wife to pick up and murmur.

As soon as he comes home the Saudi man sits on the couch to watch football and wants his wife to bring tea,
while the Finnish man sits watching ice hockey and asks for a beer or three.

If the pipes need plumbing the Saudi man calls an Indian plumber to do the job,
while the Finnish man pours some vodka down the drain to flush out the clog.

The Saudi husband shows his love by giving his wife chocolate and a foot massage,
The Finnish husband thinks it´s enough he took out the garbage.

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  • I'm FarsillaJune 30, 2011 - 2:04 am

    hahaah nice 1!!


  • SoileJune 30, 2011 - 8:57 am

    OMG, so funny! Didn’t know you were so good at riming :-)ReplyCancel

  • CJune 30, 2011 - 11:40 am

    Hehehehe love it!ReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJune 30, 2011 - 9:44 am

    thats very funny!dont know which husband would be better (or worse) looool

  • AliceJune 30, 2011 - 7:12 pm

    yes, it’s funny :) very nice, thanks for writing itReplyCancel

  • AnonymousJuly 2, 2011 - 8:59 am

    Now how many time did you mention the word “Beer” ??:)ReplyCancel

  • DentographerJuly 2, 2011 - 12:40 pm

    Lovely, missed the contrasting humorous posts of yours, congrats on the baby!ReplyCancel

  • LaylahJuly 9, 2011 - 7:52 pm

    thanks guys! I will try to write more of these in the future then :)ReplyCancel

  • EL GORDE Mohamed MouâdAugust 4, 2011 - 10:25 pm

    CLAP CLAP CLAP! Very nice post :DReplyCancel

  • LaylahAugust 5, 2011 - 8:26 pm

    Hi there Mohamed and thanks for your comment!ReplyCancel

  • fatma87September 13, 2011 - 6:19 am

    hi layla i love your blog so much,, im indonesian whos married and living in riyadh ,, congrats for your sweet little saudi princess :-)ReplyCancel

  • asultan1September 24, 2011 - 11:30 am

    Haha that is quiet humorous.
    Thank you for sharing it ! And thank you for taking the time to take a look at my blog.ReplyCancel

  • LaylahSeptember 26, 2011 - 1:12 pm

    hi fatma thank you and welcome to my blog!!
    Alia- I love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • LaylahOctober 27, 2011 - 7:22 pm

    Thanks Peggy!oh yes the Finnish man will always make up excuses to have a beer :)ReplyCancel

  • PeggyOctober 27, 2011 - 5:30 pm

    Oh the references to beer and vodka are not far off! We make jokes in our family about how much Finns like a drink…or two! This is fun, well done Laylah. :)ReplyCancel

  • rose waterDecember 14, 2011 - 9:51 pm

    LOL I loved this. My Pakistani is (luckily?) more like the Saudi husband. Lol. And my Pakistani husband indeed changes light bulbs around the house :-PReplyCancel

  • LaylahDecember 17, 2011 - 1:13 am

    rose water-thank you!That’s good you don’t have to call another Pakistani man to change the lit bulbs LolReplyCancel

  • Nour AbdulFebruary 14, 2012 - 11:22 am

    Hahaha…This is one entertaining post Laylah.My husband is an Iraqi but i’m not sure what kind of Iraqi traits that he’s carrying.Perhaps I should do one Iraqi husbands vs Malaysian men..LOL.
    By the way, I’m Malaysian married to an Iraqi and lives in Malaysia.ReplyCancel

  • AsmaFebruary 26, 2012 - 6:41 pm

    I love this! It’s really funny! Made me smile :)ReplyCancel

  • lellipusMarch 6, 2012 - 11:13 am

    Todella hauska postaus ja ilahduttava blogi-löytö :)ReplyCancel

  • lellipusMarch 6, 2012 - 11:14 am

    Ihana ja mielenkiintoinen blogi :)ReplyCancel

  • Karen KingMarch 12, 2012 - 11:09 pm

    My Italian man is like your Saudi husband – minus the diamonds and gold. I prefer to buy my own, but that's because I'm an American woman who can and does buy her own stuff. On the other hand, Italians (like the French) invented romance…

    Notice that, as an Armenian-American, I'm not marrying an Armenian man. They never love you as much as they love their moms and thenReplyCancel

  • Nuha نهىOctober 29, 2012 - 11:04 am

    I just got married to a Saudi alhamdulilah
    The lines you said about Saudi men are so true that its a little scary and funny at the same timeReplyCancel

  • AnonymousNovember 15, 2012 - 11:23 pm

    cute; but it’s telling that so much of the difference is not due to culture but to economics. notice how many times the Indian/Pakistani or the worker is mentioned when it comes to the Saudi husband ‘doing’ something. He doesn’t really do it himself, does he?ReplyCancel

  • StephanieJanuary 13, 2013 - 5:08 pm

    very cool! i am inspired now to do my own blog entry comparing american boyfriend and jamaican boyfriend (i am an american living in jamaica w/ a jamaican man, obviously). love this blogReplyCancel

  • LaylaJanuary 16, 2013 - 12:32 pm

    Hi Stephanie! thanks for the comment looking forward to reading it!ReplyCancel

  • ReguettonMay 19, 2014 - 3:36 pm

    OMG is funny but oh so true!ReplyCancel

  • jashimSeptember 15, 2014 - 1:33 pm

    so cool!!
    i like your authentic comparison and all of your posts are so nice. i spent so much time here reading your posts

    much love :)ReplyCancel

    • LaylaSeptember 16, 2014 - 5:10 pm

      Thanks Jashim, nice to hear from you! I hope you will keep visiting :)ReplyCancel

  • Dee MangalinoNovember 12, 2014 - 9:13 am

    These are the traits that I hope would not vanish in Saudi. Our country used to have these men, now I think we can count it on our fingers.ReplyCancel

  • Aftab VhoraDecember 5, 2014 - 6:40 pm
  • Nabila AslamNovember 1, 2015 - 3:15 pm

    I’d totally want a Saudi husband provided that I’m the only wife! :DReplyCancel

  • MuathJanuary 14, 2016 - 9:07 am

    it’s hilarious.. I really enjoyed reading it.ReplyCancel

  • Tommy Thamer BerryFebruary 7, 2016 - 5:19 pm

    I’m a Saudi and I prove that, :DReplyCancel

  • LESLIE K DAVIDMay 17, 2016 - 1:38 pm


    The posts are good and I like these.. true multicultural mosaic. Me an Indian open to all cultures. I enjoy reading you posts n going thru the Blue Abaya. It is so positive. I am learning Arabic level 2 .. soon will upgrade to level 3.

    LESLIE DAVIDReplyCancel

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